The Golden Globes are upon us, and if the hype is to be believed, "Brokeback Mountain" leads the pack.
The PR for this film keeps insisting that it's not just just a "gay cowboy"movie.
And they are right: it's not.
It's a gay SHEPHERD movie.
These guys wrangle sheep, not cows! And do we really have to ask what young men and sheep get up to all day?
Full disclosure: I haven't seen the movie. But I read the story.
The film critics keep dancing around the central scene, saying things like "the filmmakers avoided the more graphic depictions of the relationship between the two men " yadda yadda.
Let me spell it out for you: they mean they left out the "Deliverance" scene. Presumably so they can pretend "Brokeback Mountain" was really a lovely, tender, romantic story.
It has all the tenderness of "Deliverance." And none of the "Duelling Banjos."
Just what one wants in a date movie.